Entrepreneurs Talk Africa: Uncovering the Stories of Africa's Rising Business Stars

Entrepreneurs Talk Africa: Uncovering the Stories of Africa's Rising Business Stars

"Entrepreneurs Talk Africa" is a captivating podcast dedicated to exploring the dynamic landscape of African entrepreneurship. The show offers listeners an opportunity to learn from the experiences, challenges, and successes of African entrepreneurs and start-up founders, as well as gain valuable insights and practical tips for their own ventures.Hosted by Gerald Ami, Jason Delorie and Marc Israel, seasoned entrepreneurs and business experts with a passion for African innovation, the podcast features weekly in-depth interviews with a diverse range of entrepreneurs and start-up founders from various sectors across the continent and African founders across the world. With each episode, "Entrepreneurs Talk Africa" aims to uncover the unique stories of these trailblazers, celebrate their achievements, and provide a platform for knowledge-sharing and inspiration.

Episodes

November 15, 2023 22 mins

VC4A Venture Showcase Mini-Series - Episode 4: The Investor Perspective 


Want insider tips on raising investment in Africa? Tune into this episode of Entrepreneurs Talk Africa as we speak with Kenza Lahlou, founder and managing partner at Outlierz Ventures. 


Kenza shares her unique perspective as an investor in African startups. She provides valuable insights into what investors are looking for and how programs like the VC4...

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Emata: Building Fintech Solutions for African Farmers - Entrepreneurs Talk Africa


**Summary**: In this episode of Entrepreneurs Talk Africa, host Jason Delorie interviews Bram van den Bosch and Lillian Nassanga Musoke, founders of Ugandan fintech startup Emata. They discuss Emata's journey building digital financial services for smallholder farmers in Africa, from its early days gathering data to predict creditworthiness a...

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In this episode, host Jason Delorie interviews Daisy Isiaho, co-founder and CPO of Zuri Health, a healthtech startup in Kenya. Daisy shares her experiences participating in the 2022 VC4A Venture Showcase Women's Founder Edition program.

Key topics covered:

  • Daisy's background and mission with Zuri Health
  • The importance of accelerator programs for African startups
  • Key benefits Daisy gained from VC4A and other accelerators: ...
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In this episode of Entrepreneurs Talk Africa, host Jason Delorie interviews Abu Cassim, Lead for the Acceleration Team at VC4A, about their Venture Showcase program.

Brief

The VC4A Venture Showcase provides acceleration support including mentorship, training, and investor connections to growth-stage startups in Africa and Latin America. With deep investor involvement throughout the program, 65% of participating s...

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In this episode, host Gerald Ami interviews Buntu Majaja, CEO of the South African Innovation Summit, one of the largest startup events in Africa. They discuss the innovation landscape across the continent, promising industries and solutions from African entrepreneurs addressing local needs.

Episode Summary

  • Buntu shares insights on the industries receiving the most startup investment in Africa - fintech, healthtech, edtech and cl...
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Listen to Founder Joseph Rutakangwa Share His Entrepreneurial Journey on Entrepreneurs Talk Africa 

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In this episode of Entrepreneurs Talk Africa, host Gerald Ami speaks with Joseph Rutakangwa, founder and CEO of consumer insights startup Rwazi. Joseph shares his unique journey across Africa and into entrepreneurship, from early community development projects to launching a profitable startup poised for growth. 

Timeline Highli...

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🎙️ **Entrepreneurs Talk Africa: Investor Readiness with Ismael Belkhayat**

In this engaging episode of Entrepreneurs Talk Africa, host Jason Delorie kicks off an investor readiness series with special guest Ismael Belkhayat, a successful entrepreneur behind several ventures, including the innovative e-commerce and fintech app, Chari.

Belkhayat delves into the investor readiness mindset, discussing how expectations have changed over ...

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June 12, 2023 34 mins

Welcome to the "News of the Entrepreneurs Talk Africa" podcast where our founders Marc, Jason, and Gerald explore the dynamic world of African entrepreneurship. They kickstart the series by delving into the current state of startup funding, the rise of generative AI, the shift in venture capital mindsets, and the impressive surge in female entrepreneurship across the continent.


Timeline

  • 00:00:06 - Introdu...
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In this episode of Entrepreneurs Talk Africa, host Jason Delorie reconnects with Stephano Rose, an African diaspora entrepreneur based in Australia and the founder of Next Avenue. Join them as they delve into Stephano's journey, the growth of Next Avenue, and his valuable insights for success in the African market.

Key Takeaways:
1. Building Structure and Agility: Stephano highlights the importance of balancing st...

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The Rising Potential of Africa - A Conversation with Jason Delorie and Gabriel Delerue

We met Gabriel for the first time  in March 2021, Season 5, Episode 10. In this episode we move from Mauritius to Morocco where Gabriel and his family now reside. Gabriel, co-founder and CEO of Fleeti, shares his growth, expansion ambitions, and challenges he faced over the last two years.

Join us on this exciting episode of &qu...

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In this episode of Entrepreneurs Talk Africa, we catch up with Madvee Muthu, the founder of Bees with Stories, as she shares her journey over the past two years in the sustainable beekeeping industry. She discusses the challenges faced, milestones achieved, and the importance of personal touches in her business. Tune in to hear Madvee's insights and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Show Notes:

00:00 - Introduction to Madvee Mu...

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In this episode of Entrepreneurs Talk Africa, host Gerald Ami speaks with McKevin Ayaba, a fellow African entrepreneur, CEO of Cerebral, and ecosystem builder. They discuss the unique challenges and opportunities faced by African entrepreneurs and the importance of creating a more technical and entrepreneurial economy in Africa.

Highlights:

  • McKevin shares some of the challenges faced by entrepreneurs in Africa, including structur...
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Navigating the Future of Chatbots, API Collaboration, and the Importance of Building Sustainable Businesses

In this episode of Entrepreneurs Take Africa, our host Marc Israel sits down with Antoine Paillusseau, the CEO of fcb.ai, to discuss the power of AI in shaping the future of conversational solutions and the importance of building sustainable businesses.

Key discussion points include:

  1. The benefits of AI and chatbot ...
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Welcome to Entrepreneurs Talk Africa, the essential podcast for Africans trailblazing entrepreneurs, brought to you by The Talk Collective. In this episode, Marc Israel interviews Florent Masson and Sebastien Leblanc from MIPS, a payment orchestration system for merchants and consumers. They discuss their entrepreneurial journey, the challenges they have faced, and the importance of taking risks and trying new things.

During the pod...

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In this episode of Entrepreneurs Talk Africa, host Jason Delorie sits down with Chris Rey, Chief Growth Officer of Apollo Scooters. They discuss Chris's journey in building a successful company from scratch and the importance of growth and empathy in business.

Chris shares how he started his company, Apollo Scooters, and the challenges he faced along the way. He emphasizes the importance of being resilient, taking calculated ri...

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March 27, 2023 24 mins

In this episode of Entrepreneurs Talk Africa, host Marc Israel welcomes back Victor Maina, the founder of Duhqa, a startup on a mission to connect millions of small retailers with manufacturers through technology. The episode delves into the progress and evolution of this African startup, with insights and stories of success to inspire and inform entrepreneurs. Victor explains how Duhqa has been connecting  pop shops with manufactu...

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"Be ready to get your hands dirty" is the closing sentence from Justin and it introduces well this first evolution episode.

We welcome Justin Lock, CEO and founder, and Erik Wand, VP of Operations, of Kamix. Kamix solves the problem of remittance, sending me to and from Africa to other countries in the world, at 0% commission. Yes, you read well, 0% commission. How do they do this ? With a great app, infrastructu...

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Hello fellas,

We are back! We’ve missed you and I hope you’ve missed us too (I heard it was the case from some of you). After a six months break to rethink, rekindle and regroup, we are back for a new season (the twelfth) and a new breath. In this episode, Jason, Gerald and I go through the whys, the hows and the future. We are very happy to be back and look forward to serving your ears with the best about African entrepre...

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Here's the debrief of my conversation with Ninh like Tran, founder of SnapBrillia. As usual, this is the key takeaways from the full conversation that you can find here.

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When I read the following sentence "Empower people to collaborate and share their knowledge while building the future of the open-source web with, and for, the community", I immediately thought, wow! It was rich and I wanted to learn more.

I had the chance to meet the founding team of SnapBrillia through Seedstars, and the more we were discussing, the more I became certain it would be a great addition to the podc...

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